Imagine you’re 17-years-old and browsing through YouTube like any teenager your age would. Then imagine you stumble upon a video dubbing you, “The World’s Ugliest Woman.”
This was a cruel reality for Lizzie Velasquez, who was born with a disease that keeps her from gaining weight. In fact, her disease is so rare that only two other people in the world suffer from it. But instead of getting discouraged, Lizzie fought all the haters by become a cyber-bullying and anti-bullying activist. Not only is she a motivational speaker (her TED Talk has over 9 million views on YouTube), but now she has a new documentary called, A Brave Heart, that follows her journey from childhood until now.
Our team attended a special screening of Lizzie’s inspiring film that we hope everyone watches:
“The film is an amazing portrayal of a beautiful, strong woman who — despite having faced adversity throughout her life — is taking a stand and becoming a powerful voice in the anti-bullying movement,” said Danielle Levine, Director of Business and Legal Affairs. “I have no doubt that anyone who sees the film will be truly inspired.”
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story is in select theaters now!
xx, The FabFitFun Team